Surrogacy laws vary from state-to-state and are dependent on each unique situation including whether it is a traditional or gestational surrogacy arrangement or whether lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) or single individuals are involved. If you are considering, or decided, that a surrogacy arrangement is the best path to parentage for you, it is imperative that you obtain legal advice from an attorney that is experienced in assisted reproductive technology law and licensed in the state(s) where the surrogacy will be considered PRIOR to engaging in any surrogacy arrangement. The attorney will assist in any legal needs during the arrangement, including contract drafting or negotiation and establishing parentage. It is also advised that the intended parents and gestational surrogate both have separate attorneys to represent their best interests.
*The information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice from an attorney that specializes in assisted reproductive technology law, and is not guaranteed to be current or accurate information. The area of reproductive law is constantly evolving and The Stork's Nest has relied on information provided by other attorneys or sources. Each legal situation is unique and you should always speak with an attorney to further discuss your situation and legal needs. Our affiliated attorney, Amanda D. Sapp, Esq., of Sapp Law Office, LLC (317-374-1251; firstname.lastname@example.org) can be of assistance in rendering advice on Indiana surrogacy laws, Indiana egg donation laws, Indiana sperm donation laws, or Indiana embryo adoption laws. If you reside outside of Indiana, you should always speak with an attorney that is experienced in assisted reproduction law that is licensed to practice in the state at issue since each state's laws differ.